Orlando Lynx Bus Accidents
Orlando police officers are still investigating what caused a recent head-on collision between a Lynx bus and a passenger vehicle on Orange Avenue that sent 15 people to area hospitals. Accident investigators say that the crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. on Orange Avenue near the south end of Lake Ivanhoe. Police say that the driver of the car, age and address unknown, was apparently traveling in the wrong lane on Orange Avenue when it collided with the front of the bus, sending him and at least seven passengers on the bus to local hospitals.
Investigations are still underway in connection with two separate but similar accidents on Wednesday, July 13 involving Lynx buses. The bus accidents lead to hospitalization for 15 Orlando-area residents, and several more passengers received treatment for minor injuries at the scene. Police say the first accident occurred near the intersection of North Orange Blossom Trail and Rosamond Drive when a car belonging to a 51-year-old woman rear-ended the bus, which had stopped to unload passengers. Emergency response personnel transported eight people with injuries from this accident to area hospitals. The driver of the car was taken to Florida Hospital in serious condition. A spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol said they expect to file careless driving charges against her.